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Evergreen’s end of the year awards for WSU

Evergreen’s end of the year awards for WSU

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 12, 2020

Player of the Year: CJ Elleby In a surprise to absolutely no one, Elleby was the best player on the team this season. The sophomore forward and Seattle native took a big step forward in his second year in Pullman. The team underwent a lot of changes in the offseason; they lost leading scorer Robert Fran...

A countdown: legendary ‘Smith-isms’

A countdown: legendary ‘Smith-isms’

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

First-year basketball head coach Kyle Smith gave the program a breath of fresh air and high hopes for the near future. Alongside the milestones that Smith achieved this year, he gave Cougar fans a unique perspective on how to perceive WSU basketball. I learned early on this season that Smith has...

Cougars make history in Las Vegas

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

The 11th seed WSU men’s basketball team defeated the sixth seed University of Colorado 82-68 in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. This is the first time in Pac-12 Tournament history that a 11th seed team defeated a sixth seed team and the Cougars’ (16-16, 6-12) first Pac-12 Tournament win s...

WSU takes on Colorado

WSU takes on Colorado

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 11, 2020

In the first round of the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, the 11th seed Cougars will face the sixth seed University of Colorado Buffaloes at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 23rd annual Pac-12 Tournament hosts all teams from the conference in a four-round bracket to crown the season...

Pac-12 tournament predictions

Pac-12 tournament predictions

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 11, 2020

No. 8 Oregon State vs No. 1 Oregon at noon Thursday The Beavers and Ducks meet for the third time after a season split. Oregon State was able to steal one victory from Oregon in the regular season but may not be as lucky the third time around. If the Beavers can stop Oregon’s senior guard Payton ...

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

First Round No. 9 Utah vs No. 8 Oregon State at noon Wednesday Both of these teams got big wins over the weekend to improve their tournament seeding and now, as a result, will play each other. They split their season series with Utah, winning the first matchup by 12, and Oregon State, evening it...

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

Junior forward Tony Miller made a statement against Arizona State University on Saturday. He proved to everybody in attendance and watching at home that he is a baller. Miller has had a difficult season; he missed a month of action due to an injury and has only played over 20 minutes in seven o...

WSU rally falls short over the weekend in Arizona

WSU rally falls short over the weekend in Arizona

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball

March 9, 2020

WSU men’s basketball ended the regular sea­son schedule with an 83-74 loss to the Arizona State University Sun Devils on Saturday in the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Junior forward Tony Miller led the Cougars (15-16, 6-12) in scoring for the third time of his career with 21 points,...

Men’s basketball ends regular season against ASU

Men’s basketball ends regular season against ASU

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball finishes its Arizona road trip and plays its final game of the regular season against the Arizona State University Sun Devils at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. WSU (15-15, 6-11) comes off a 83-62 loss to the University of Arizona Wildcat...

Cougars struggle in loss to Wildcats

Cougars struggle in loss to Wildcats

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball fell to the University of Arizona Wildcats 83-62 as the Wildcats scored 54 points in the second half alone Thursday night in Tucson, Arizona. The Cougars (15-15, 6-11) leading scorer was junior guard Isaac Bonton with 21 points, 10 of which came from the free throw line. Bonton ...

Beavers kick Cougars out of conference tourney

Beavers kick Cougars out of conference tourney

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen women's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU women’s basketball lost to No. 14 Oregon State University 82-55 on Thursday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. Senior guard Kat Tudor led the Beavers with 24 points and shot 6-7 from beyond the arc. She also shot 7-9 from the field. Senior guard Mikayla Pivec also had 17 points for the Beavers....

Pac-12 women’s basketball tourney predictions

Pac-12 women’s basketball tourney predictions

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 5, 2020

First Round No. 12 California vs. No. 5 Arizona State 11:30 a.m. Thursday This matchup is fresh for both teams. These teams played each other just once this season, and it took place on Friday. The Sun Devils won 77-54 and there is little reason to expect a different outcome this time around....

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